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  • Video of the Week: President Bush Addresses Threat of Terrorism

    In this week’s Video of the Week, President Bush is asked in 2006 if his administration was complacent to the threat of terrorism in the first eight months of 2001, specifically in regards to Osama Bin Laden.  When given the opportunity to finger point, he declines.  President Bush discusses the need to be on the offense, and the need for the tools necessary to protect our nation.  President Obama faces similar criticisms today, despite 9/11, two wars to serve as constant reminders, and a beefed up federal security apparatus.  It is important to have historical perspective as Obama pivots based on today’s heightened threat environment.  While historians will debate the first eight months of the Bush presidency, it is impossible to question his resolve after September 11, 2001 or the resources he put in place.  Will President Obama seize the same opportunity to act as a ‘War President‘?  Obama can begin by asking Congress to permanently re-authorize the USA Patriot Act.  (Video courtesy of Crane Durham’s Nothing But Truth)

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    9 Responses to Video of the Week: President Bush Addresses Threat of Terrorism

    1. Hanne, USA says:

      And he said all that without a teleprompter…wow!

    2. Dianna, SC says:

      A true leader! Does anyone see the difference between then and now? Was Pres Bush perfect? Absolutely not, but he kept us safe! My heart aches for this country! May God bless the USA!

    3. Ron A says:

      That was a president who UNDERSTOOD the character of our enemy. They WILL NOT stop in their efforts to destroy America so we must remain on offense.

    4. Jennifer, USA says:

      I really miss him in the White House. Say what you will, but, George W. Bush is a class act.

    5. Jean Murphy says:

      I supported George Bush on most things BUT the U.S. Patriot Act, which is totally unconstitutional and invades our privacy. If this pathetic administration wants to listen in on suspected terrorists, that is one thing, however, the Patriot Act gives them the privilege of snooping on all of us and that is a violation of our constitutional rights. If the Heritage Foundation is in support of the Patriot Act then I'm not in support of the Heritage Foundation.

    6. Scott, Michigan says:

      Bush had it right! And, as Hanne said, without a teleprompter!

    7. Phil Ficarra, Harris says:

      There is passion, intensity , honesty and determination in this video that only comes through when you're speaking from your core and not a teleprompter. I'd feel much safer if Obama would take this mindset.

    8. Bob of Nebraska says:

      I would love to hear Obama say these words, with or without the telepromter. Sadly though, that will not happen.

    9. Jerome Mapes of St R says:

      Having served in the military and in combat,I saw in George W. Bush a quality as

      Commander in Chief few others could equal. His compassion towards those in the military and his stedfastness in protecting Americans is above reproch. A

      sharp contrast to Obama's obvious distane of the military and America.

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